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Novel Energy Storage Leverages Free Gravity

Original source: Novel Energy Storage Leverages Free Gravity | EarthTechling |

Gravity already supplies us with one cheap and clean form of electricity storage. We can contain and then release a weight — in this case water, with pumped hydro. 320 more words

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US agency in charge of power grid and nukes keeps getting breached

The US Department of Energy (DOE), which oversees the US power grid, nuclear arsenal and national science labs, is a prime target for cyberattackers who want to harm the United States. 439 more words


Mass response to price signals via Smart Meters can cause mass blackouts

From PV Magazine
Smart meters can jeopardize grid reliability
By:  Mirco Sieg/Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger
July 27, 2015

Electricity consumers who respond to fluctuating price signals by means of smart meters can in turn cause mass blackouts… 362 more words

Our Electric Grid – Renewable Energy Sources, Part 4

This week I would like to talk a little bit about negatives surrounding solar power. Again, before I start I want to say that I am not against solar power, I just wish to spread an awareness that there are negative consequences associated with it – I still believe our best solution is a diversified portfolio with a mixture of all different power sources. 544 more words

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An Upcoming Method of Energy Storage

by Alex Elder

California is currently in the forefront of clean energy production, not only in the United States, but in the world. Although their rising production of wind and solar energy yields many benefits for the state and its residents, it also produces some unprecedented problems. 442 more words

Renewable Energy

Our Electric Grid – Renewable Energy Sources, Part 3

Welcome back! This week I am beginning to focus on some of my concerns about renewable energy, which will continue into next week, and will move into discussing some of the negatives that aren’t being publicized – Again, I am not against renewable energy, but I’m afraid that we are pushing for something, which we really don’t understand the consequences. 372 more words

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Our Electric Grid – Renewable Energy Sources, Part 2

Alright, back to my original question I always get asked – Why can’t we just go to all renewable sources of power immediately?  My previous blog post on Renewable Energy… 521 more words

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